Children’s Book Illustration by Tammie Lyon

Tammie Lyon‘s love for illustrating developed at a very young age while drawing at the kitchen table with her dad. She has fond memories of sitting for hours drawing things around the house and later presenting them as gifts to her mother. As an only child, drawing became a favorite form of self-entertainment.

Tammie initially pursued a career as a professional ballet dancer before she decided to switch gears. She attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, where she received her BFA. She began her illustration career as a staff illustrator for a major greeting card company eventually becoming the director of the juvenile product line. Having discovered that illustration was her true passion, she left to begin a freelance career in the children’s market where she has illustrated numerous books, posters, magazines, cds, games, clothing, and just about anything else you can think of.

Shown below are a few of her most recent picture books, ASPCA Rescue Reader: I Am Nibbles by Lori Froeb (Reader’s Digest), Thank You, God, for Puppies & Kittens by Mary Manz Simon (Ideals Children’s Books), Good Morning, God & Good Night, God! both written by Kathleen Long Bostrom (CandyCane Press), Gram’s Angel Food Cake by Abi Gotthelf (Pearson Digital Studio) and The Gingerbread Bear by Robert Dennis (Cartwheel Books).

Tammie Lyon is represented by MB Artists, Inc. See more of her work at